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I recently parted with my KX3 "Flaming Pig" to try this Levang Linear Compensator that folks said was smaller, lighter, quieter and 1/3rd of the cost. Well, the Levang got here today and it is VERY compact compared to the KX3. I'm probably saving an inch in overall length. That said, it actually feels super heavy. I'll put it on a postage scale tonight and get a reading to compare to the KX3. At this point, I'm guessing that all of the internet rumors about it being lighter are false. I won't have the parts in to run my 556 SBR for a week plus, so I can't comment on how well it throws the sound or manages muzzle hop or recoil.

Has anybody else run the Levang on a 556 SBR?
 

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Ok, I took all of the same measurements of the Levang that I did of the KX3. The heavy ass Levang was in fact lighter at 5.2 ounces (vs 7.2 for the KX3). The Levang adds 1.25" less to OAL (1.5" vs 2.75" for the KX3) and is smaller in diameter (.971" vs 1.35"). The length of the Levang itself is 2.125" and the KX3 is a whopping 3.28". I was hoping to lose a little more weight making the switch but am stoked on the reduction in OAL.
 

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I bought the Levang for my 556 SBR but have yet to install it. I can't decide if I like it more than the stock A2 FH thats on there. I've only taken the gun to the range (indoor) once and with the earplugs the noise really doesnt matter anyway. I guess if SHTF it would be better to have the Levang on there.
 

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I think the Levang is pretty amazing in that it can deliver much of (or even more of?) the KX3's attributes in a package not much bigger than an A2 and at 1/3 the cost. From what I've read, the only thing from the KX3's performance envelope that it won't replicate is the creation of back pressure to help SBR'd DI AR's cycle more reliably, a non-issue for the ultra reliable 556 series.
 

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Having had some more range time with the Levang, I wanted to give my feedback for anybody considering this compensator.

Two big factors in this review: Weeks went by between my last shot fired with the KX3 and the first shot fired with the Levang. A guy brought along a nearly zero recoil / zero muzzle hopping SCAR along each time I shot the Levang.

Overall, the Levang seemed to deliver decent performance for being cheaper, shorter and lighter than the KX3. After shooting it on a 556 SBR back to back with the SCAR, I found myself having recoil/ muzzle hop envy. That gun is crazy fast on follow up shots! It just doesn't move much at all with each shot.

Nothing about shooting with the Levang made me want to go back to the weight/ cost/ size of the KX3. Shooting the Levang back to back with the SCAR equipped with a PWS FSC-556 did make me want to eliminate muzzle hop and recoil though. By comparison, the Levang was just too jumpy to keep pace on follow up shots.

I have been hearing that putting a muzzle brake on an SBR may be asking for unGodly amounts of noise/ blast, singed forearms and pissed off range mates but I'm going to try it. I found a well used PWS FSC-556 and plan to put it on the SBR this week. Range report to follow after next weekend.

My prediction is that it will be at least as flat shooting/ recoil free as the SCAR and probably cut the time between accurate follow up shots by half.
 

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Speaking as the guy who bought your Levang, I am interested to see how I like it. :D I had hoped to shoot it tomorrow, but I think that I won't be able to now. I am also interested in seeing how you like your new comp, and may be willing to follow you down that path. Keep in touch.
 

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Basenji said:
Speaking as the guy who bought your Levang, I am interested to see how I like it. :D I had hoped to shoot it tomorrow, but I think that I won't be able to now. I am also interested in seeing how you like your new comp, and may be willing to follow you down that path. Keep in touch.
Cool, it got to you okay? What length barrel is it going on?
 
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